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Mount Fuji - the real “TOP of JAPAN”

Mount Fuji is in every way the real “TOP of JAPAN”.  An impressive 3.716 metres beautiful mountain in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.  In  many ways Mount Fuji symbolizes the spirit of Japan. It is impressive, have almost symmetrical proportions  and when you travel from Tokyo to Osaka Mount Fuji is towering majestically towards the lowlands in front. Nothing in Japan has been more photographed and the Japanese always refer to Mt. Fuji as Fuji-san.
On June 22, 2013, UNESCO formally approved Mount Fuji for inclusion on its list of cultural World Heritage sites, the 17th Japanese site on the organization's lists.



The mountain has for centuries been an inspiration to writers, artists, poets and film directors. Mount Fuji is the world's most climbed mountain and pilgrims has traveled to here. The “official” season is only July 1 to August 31 every year.  

A Japanese proverb is:  A wise man climbs Mount Fuji once but only a fool climbs it twice”.  The author of these lines has been on the top three times, and with joy I accept in that case be regarded as a “fool”.  Each climb has its charm, but are you not an experienced climber be sure to follow the recommendations that apply during the climbing season from July to August.

 

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